As a restaurant owner or manager, you know that keeping your commercial kitchen running smoothly is essential to your business’s success. One way to guarantee your kitchen stays in top shape is by staying on top of regular maintenance tasks. Neglecting these tasks can lead to costly repairs, equipment breakdowns, and health code violations. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the top three maintenance tasks that you need to stay on top of to keep your commercial kitchen functioning at its best. Plus, we’ll share some expert tips to help you streamline your maintenance process and save time and money in the long run.
Grease Trap Cleaning
Commercial kitchens generate a lot of grease and oil, which can easily clog drains and cause backups in the plumbing system. That’s why it’s so important to stay on top of grease trap cleaning. Grease traps are designed to catch fats, oils, and grease (FOG) before they can enter the plumbing system, but if they’re not cleaned regularly, they can become overwhelmed and fail to function properly.
It’s important for restaurants to have their grease traps cleaned on a regular basis to prevent backups and ensure that they’re functioning properly. The frequency of cleaning will depend on a number of factors, including the size of the grease trap and the volume of FOG generated by the restaurant.
Our team uses state-of-the-art equipment to thoroughly clean and pump out your grease trap, including any accumulated solids or debris to ensure that it’s working as intended. We’ll also carefully scrape the walls and baffles of the grease trap to remove any remaining residue. Afterward, the grease trap will be flushed out to make sure it’s clean and functioning properly. The JT Septic team will then properly and lawfully dispose of the contents at an approved facility.
Septic System Pumping
If your commercial kitchen operates on a septic system, regular pumping is essential to prevent backups, leaks, and other problems. Over time, solid waste accumulates in the septic tank, which can lead to blockages and overflow if the tank isn’t pumped out regularly.
At JT Septic, we recommend that commercial septic tanks be pumped out every 3-5 years, depending on the size of your tank and the volume of wastewater your kitchen produces. Our team uses high-powered equipment to pump out the full contents of the tank including the sludge, in a quick and efficient manner minimizing disruptions to your business operations.
Finally, it’s important to stay on top of drain cleaning in your commercial kitchen. Regular drain cleaning can help prevent clogs and backups, which can be disruptive and costly to your business. We recommend that commercial kitchens have their drains cleaned at least once a year, or more frequently if you experience frequent backups or slow drains.
At JT Septic, we offer a range of drain cleaning services to fit your needs. Our team uses our commercial trailer, a sewer jetter with 450 feet of hose for cleaning major blockages, and a 200 ft. sewer camera line in order to thoroughly inspect, clean, and remove any buildup in your drains, ensuring that your plumbing system is functioning at optimal levels.
In conclusion, staying on top of these three key maintenance tasks – grease trap cleaning, septic system pumping, and drain cleaning – is essential for any commercial kitchen. For nearly 20 years, JT Septic has been proudly serving Claremore and surrounding areas as the go-to experts in septic services. And now, as we celebrate our first year anniversary of offering commercial services, we are excited to bring our expertise and state-of-the-art equipment to local businesses for many years to come. Contact us today to schedule your next service appointment and experience the JT difference for yourself!